Cameron Bailey and Anita Lee talk TIFF 2023 – Liz Braun interviews (Exclusive)

Cameron Bailey wants to make this clear: The Toronto International Film Festival is happening this year. The 48th annual TIFF is set to run September 7 – 17, despite the labour action that could potentially affect who shows up and what films are shown. The festival has been in recovery mode after two years of COVID, so it was a bold and welcome statement from CEO Cameron Bailey some weeks ago that TIFF would return to being fully in-person this year for the first time since 2019.

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NIGHT OF THE KINGS – Review by Carol Cling

Never underestimate the power of a spellbinding story. It just might save your life. Ask Scheherazade, whose enchanting Arabian Nights tales lasted a thousand and one nights. Or ask Roman, whose life — like Scheherazade’s — depends on keeping the king captivated by the stories he spins. That’s the premise of Night of the Kings, an unusual but effective mix of visual fantasy and stark prison drama from writer-director Philippe LaCote.

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